Hair Loss Facts
The amount of hair you have can affect how you feel about yourself as well as how others perceive you. A full head of hair is a desirable trait that often represents youth and vitality. Adults who suffer from hair loss can face emotional and social consequences as well as a negative impact in their professional career. Fortunately, patients now have advanced and minimally invasive solutions to restore hair loss. Dr. Benjamin Stong is here to help patients in Atlanta with the latest hair transplant techniques.
Why do we lose our hair?
To understand why we lose our hair, it is important to first understand how healthy hair grows. Hair growth follows a specific cycle. Normally, your hair grows about an inch every couple of months. Each hair grows for 2 to 6 years and remains at that length for a short period before falling out. A new hair will then grow in its place. At any one time, about 90% of the hair on your head is in the growing phase and 10% is in the resting phase. Your hair grows in follicular units, each containing about 1 to 4 strands per unit. Depending on your race and ethnicity, it is normal for you to lose anywhere from 60-120 hairs per day. This is undetectable considering that the average person has about 100,000 hair follicles on their head.
Hair loss occurs when the normal hair growth cycle is disrupted. Male pattern thinning, or androgenic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss for males. It happens as a result of shrinking hair follicles over time, eventually resulting in complete failure to grow new hair. Male sex hormones (dihydrotestosterone) and genetics are responsible for this type of hair thinning. The sensitivity to these hormones is found on hair follicles that are positioned in the front, crown, and top of the scalp.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 50 million men are affected by hair loss. Male baldness can occur in a variety of patterns and degrees. You can trust that Dr. Stong will carefully assess your individual thinning pattern before recommending the best possible solution. Kalos Hair Transplant is equipped to address the hair loss concerns of both men and women with highly effective and affordable treatments.
Common Hair Loss Causes
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors and it can be temporary or permanent. The most common causes of adult hair loss include the following:
Diagnosing your specific cause is an important step in our hair loss treatment at Kalos Hair Transplant. Since many hair loss factors are out of our control, you can trust that our clinic in Atlanta can find permanent solutions to help you regain your confidence and quality of life. Contact Dr. Benjamin Stong today for an evaluation of your hair loss cause and to determine which hair transplant method is best for you.